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Jewelry Boxes

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markbarabas markbarabas, member
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Pair of Boxes
Marquetry detail
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Pair of Boxes


These are jewelry boxes I built as Christmas presents for my daughters.I borrowed several design ideas from other projects I found on the web.The boxes are walnut and maple "ebonized" with India ink.I cut the grooves to let-in some dyed black veneer stringing with a homemade cutting tool like Steve Latta uses.Top and bottom panels were glued up using MDF for a core and veneers on the faces (curly maple and marquetry) in a vacuum press I constructed from plans and parts available on JoeWoodworker's site.The marquetry panels are slightly different, and are made from home-dyed maple (leaves), curly maple (petals), mahogany (branch) and satinwood (flower centers), with a walnut burl book-matched background.Followed Paul Schurch's methods for the marquetry.Inside, there are two fixed trays on the bottom, and two sliding trays on the top. Followed Doug Stowe's recommendation for the sliding mechanism.Sprayed on multiple coats of non-waxed shellac with a 4/0 steel wool buffing for a satin finish.Topped it off with a coat of wax.


Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, box, , walnut, maple, veneer, inlay, marquetry, ebonize, jewlery

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